Groupthink in Beta


N30nRa1nb0w project topic is very clear and does an excellent job of presenting his sources. I do think he could use more sources. Multiple sources show that the information is widely studied. I liked that specific question are asked, such as emailing slowly declining. He addresses the issues of his topic, but does not provide a very clear claim. I also noted that there was not a work-cited page. The most important thing this writer could do is find more sources.

I choose this person because I really liked their topic on technology in the health field, more specifically bioprinting. There argument is very clear. From the others I have read this one is the best explained. I do think the writer could find more scholarly sources to back up their claims. But over all this person is off to a good start for this being a rough draft. Like  this writer needs to add more scholarly sources to their project.

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Sharpening My Tools



Works Cited

Bennett, Mary P. “Humor and Laughter May Influence Health I. History and Background.” National Center for Biotechnology Information (n.d.): 61-63. Advanced Access Publication, 2006. Web. 1 June 2014. <>.
Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think.” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 01 July 1945. Web. 27 July 2014. 
“The Facts About Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.” Diabetes and Prediabetes Statistics and Facts. N.p., 2011. Web. 1 July 2014. <>.
Fredrickson, B. L. “The Broaden-and-build Theory of Positive Emotions.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 359.1449 (2004): 1367-377. Aug. 2004. Web. 1 June 2014. <>.
Klemm, William. “Does Humor Make You Live Longer?” Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist. N.p., 25 July 2013. Web. 1 July 2014. <>.
“Laughter Remains Good Medicine.” ScienceDaily. American Physiological Society, 17 Apr. 2009. Web. 1 July 2014. <>.
“Laughter Therapy.” Laughter Therapy: Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 01 Jan. 2013. Web. 27 July 2014. <>.
Licklider, J. C.R. “Man-Computer Symbiosis.” IRE Transactions on Human Factors in Electronics 1 (1960): 4-11. Web. 23 July 2014. <>.
Nelson, Ted. “Computer Lib/ Dream Machine.” 21 (1979): 301-38. The New Media Reader. Web. 1 June 2014. <>.
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Some Assemble Required


According to Sven Syebak, “In a subgroup of 2,015 who had a cancer diagnosis at the start, a great sense of humor cut someone’s chances of death by about 70% compared with adults with a poor sense of humor”.

William R. Klemm, Ph.D. of Psychology Today reported in his 2013 article, Does Humor Make You Live Longer, the thought of numerous amounts of laughter can result in a improvement in longevity.

The Cancer Treatment Center of American reported that, “after laughing for only a few minutes, you may feel better for hours”. That release of pain and stress can be the determine factor for many individuals with serious conditions.

As reported by Marliyn Ellis from USA Today, Norwegian researcher, Sven Syebak, conducted a study of 54,000 Norwegians cancer patients.

According to Dr. Lee Berk, the results concluded that at the end of the 12-month period “group L had lower epinephrine and norepinephrine levels by the second month with in the trail, suggesting lower stress levels. They had increased HDL (good) cholesterol. The laughter group also had lower levels of inflammation”

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road I thought this page was very interesting regarding technology. I really liked that the writer brought up an important question of technological errors of the ipad. This person idea is similar to mine because we both have topics that a growing in the science field. We both understand the struggle of find information on a recent topic. I really enjoyed this post because it mentions the question is technology good or bad. This connected well with my project because in it I spoke about good humor and harmful humor. Sometimes we can get confused of what is good or bad and we have to draw a line. It is an excellent idea to add this component to our papers.


I also really enjoyed Will Sullivans post because he is doing his project on something out of the box. Most of us are doing our topic on technology and it effects on the individual, but Sullivan is doing his on technology art. When we think of technology, art really does not come to mind, but for Sullivan it does and I really like that he is doing something he is passionate about.


I still have not found any topics very similar to mine but hopefully I will once people start their drafts.



Inquiry Project Beta

Here is my Website:

For the most part I have completed the majority of the work, like the 3,500 or more word count, and links to sources. The part that I am not done with is the in text citations and work cited page. I always do all of that last so there may be some in text citations in there that are wrong, but they are just a reminder of where I found the quote.

I need your help by making sure everything is in sync and understandable. I also need help with making sure that I do not have any grammatical errors and/or punctuation.

I would really appreciate any comments good or bad, because they will all help me in the end.


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Investigator Assemble!



1. J.C.R. Licklider: Man-Computer Symbiosis; Speaks about the mind and body connection and with laughter it is very important to understand there dependent connection.

2. Vannevar Bush: As We May Think: Explained the concept of individuality and in my paper I will incorporate that to the success of finishing laughter therapy.

3. Kay and Goldberg: Personal Dynamic Media; gave the reasons why we need this new treatment. Our health care needs a way to help patients without expensive technology and tools. All you need is yourself!

4. Chueh Chang: Psychological, Immunological and physiological effects of a laughing Qigong Program (LQP) on adolescents; provided a case study of laughter therapy on cancer patients.

5. William R. Klemm, D.V.M., and Ph.D.: Does Humor may you live longer? Provided individuals who have lived longer due to laughter.

6. Jan Hoffman: Who’s Says Laughter the Best Medicine? Provided me with the reasons why laughter is bad for you and gave me the opportunity to find information to prove all of those statements wrong and put in my paper.

7. Mary Payne Bennett: Humor and Laughter may influence Health; Gave me extensive information on the effect laughter has on the body, and provided a case study

8. American Physiological Society: Laughter Remain Good Medicine; Gave a list of mental and physical effects of laughter and a case study.


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Interior Design



What is typically understood about my topic is that laughter makes you feel good, even if it is for a split second. That “feel good” sensation is caused by chemicals in your body, one of which is called endorphins. The continued release of these chemicals helps fight infectious disease and keeps you healthy, thus laugher makes you live longer. A healthy body equals a healthy person and a healthy person lives longer than an ill individual. A problem with my topic is that it is fairly new in the science field. There has not been extensive research, but there is enough that doctors and hospitals are acknowledging that this method of healing works. I have been lucky enough to find the pioneers of this theory of laughter therapy, Cousins and Berk, and there research has jump-started my project. From them I have found others who believe in the same treatment. It has shown me that in the next few years everyone will know about laughter therapy, because it is becoming a popular topic. My early stage thesis is: Laughter is task we have all seen and heard and with it you can be become healthier as an individual, because it changes the physical and emotional component of your body. The main points of my paper will consist of the physical and emotional effect laughter has on your body. The studies that back up these changes, and how laughter from Vines can help you stay healthy. I have found five really good sources to back up all of my statements and I really think it will make people consider trying laughter therapy as a healing treatment.

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Real Estate Search

real estate

I choose to house my project with WordPress. The first reason why I choose WordPress is because I am familiar with the website. It would be very frustrating to use valuable time trying to figure out how to use the website instead of completing the project. The second reason I chose this site is because I think it is the best way for me to be creative. Each portion of my paper can have its own post with photos, videos, and links. This site will also allow for comments, which are also constructive in the long run.

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Filling My Toolbox



1. J.C.R. Licklider: Man-Computer Symbiosis

2. Vannevar Bush: As We May Think

3. Kay and Goldberg: Personal Dynamic Media

4. Chueh Chang: Psychological, Immunological and physiological effects of a laughing Qigong Program (LQP) on adolescents

5. William R. Klemm, D.V.M., and Ph.D.: Does Humor may you live longer?

6. Jan Hoffman: Who’s Says Laughter the Best Medicine?

7. Mary Payne Bennett: Humor and Laughter may influence Health

8. American Physiological Society: Laughter Remain Good Medicine

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